Mt. Pierce & Mizpah Hut Loop via Crawford Path
Hiking/Walk DATE: 03/09/2019 - 03/09/2019
Trip/Event Location: Crawford Notch, NH
Trip Leader(s): Bobcat
Max # People: 12
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous
Join us for a 6 mile stroll up the Crawford Path to enjoy the awesome view of Mt. Washington from Mt. Pierce. The elevation gain is 2417 feet. The trail is a moderately steep ramp &... Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:
We will meet at the Parking Lot for the Crawford Connector Trail (across the highway from the AMC Highland Center at Crawford Notch). From Twin Mountain NH (intersection of Rts 3 & 302)- take route 302 east for 8.2 miles, turn left onto Mt. Clinton Road for 0.1 mile & then turn left to enter the parking lot.
We had a beautiful, sunny, clear day for hiking on Saturday although it was very windy & cold (wind around 50 MPH with a wind chill of about minus 15F.) at the top of Mt. Pierce. Had excellent views of Mt. Washington at the top & enjoyed lunch there before heading back down. Trail was hard packed snow with minimal ice. Mountain was covered with lots of fluffy snow with icicles on many of the balsam firs near the top. Plenty of "grey-jays" hanging-out with us at the rest stops. After the hike, we headed to Bob & John's house ("Bear Pond") at Sugar Hill, NH to relax next to the toasty wood stoves and enjoy an apres hike pot luck dinner party with appetizers, salad, Bertucci's pizza, and gourmet dessert. There was also a stunning fiery sunrise on Sunday morning to enjoy before heading home!
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mecyclingrunner Mar 11, 2019 at 5:05 PM
Beautiful day-nice and peaceful. Thanks for all your hospitality Bob and John!
phoenix Mar 10, 2019 at 10:33 PM
The trip leaders made all the right decisions to ensure the hike was safe and enjoyable. Thanks Bob and John!